is the g1 out of date

phonejunky

Well-known member
Nov 8, 2009
353
11
0
Visit site
Just read an article from androidguys.com about the Bge being outdated only after a year, and wanted to knohow the G1 users felt about this topic
 

barnettj

Active member
Jul 10, 2009
41
1
0
Visit site
I kind of feel like it is out-dated. Maybe the release of the Droid on Verizon helped to bring that on. I would like to get a newer device on Tmo, but I don't want to lay down money just for the sake of having a new phone. I would like to get one that will justify the cost of a new device. I would definitely like to have a better camera. And I have heard some talking about the G1 maybe not being able to handle 2.0.
 

codito

Member
Nov 3, 2009
13
0
0
Visit site
I don't feel my ADP1 is outdated, running CyanogenMod 4.2.5 this thing is SO fast, still almost no lag opening apps, I have tons of apps on it on the SD card, the browser's still fast and I still get updates and 2.0 bits from CM. Camera needs a flash but that's my only real complaint.
 

Jeremy

Original Member
Oct 24, 2008
1,694
24
0
Visit site
Anything that is a year or older is out of date. Especially when it's regarding technology. Just the way it goes. Now that's not to say it's useless because it's not but there will always be bigger and better things around the corner.
 

Dr. Tyrell

Active member
Oct 28, 2008
34
3
0
Visit site
Re: is the g1 out of date?

Gosh, I hope not, it has to last me at least another year, or two! Who can afford replacing an expensive phone every year?

Fortunately, the G1 was a solid performer when it was introduced and there have not been any leaps in technology in the last year. The newer models are nice but offer only small performance improvements and different configurations, nothing groundbreaking. My biggest fear is that Android OS development may stop for the G1 as the phone carriers attempt to segment the market with proprietary new models.
 

hionhifi

Member
Dec 17, 2009
5
0
0
Visit site
I don't feel my ADP1 is outdated, running CyanogenMod 4.2.5 this thing is SO fast, still almost no lag opening apps, I have tons of apps on it on the SD card, the browser's still fast and I still get updates and 2.0 bits from CM. Camera needs a flash but that's my only real complaint.

Codito,
Was it hard to load cyan mod onto your G1? I tried when I 1st got the phone the other day but couldn't get past the 2nd or 3rd set of instructions where you have to load the image recovery file and so I'm still a stock 1.6 tmobile rom. Boo. Any pointers? I was using the cyanmod wiki.

Oh, and BTW, I don't feel my G1 is out of date since I've just recently came over to the Android platform from WiMo. So for me it is very much a phone that has the features that I can use the same as anybody else with a higher priced or "newer" phone. I don't have speed issues that make me yearn for a different phone at this point. But then again I don't have 50 apps running on my stock T-Mobile 1.6 install either. YMMV.
 
Last edited:

TaeKwonDonkey

Well-known member
Dec 18, 2009
288
2
0
Visit site
Of course its out of date, the MyTouch came out in August and in January (five months later) the next Google phone is expected to release. FIVE MONTHS
 

MINUS Stl

New member
Jan 4, 2010
1
0
0
Visit site
Codito,
Was it hard to load cyan mod onto your G1? I tried when I 1st got the phone the other day but couldn't get past the 2nd or 3rd set of instructions where you have to load the image recovery file and so I'm still a stock 1.6 tmobile rom. Boo. Any pointers? I was using the cyanmod wiki.

Loading CM's roms has been quite easy for me. I've probably loaded/updated 3 or 4 different ones since buying my G1 back in May. All but the last one, I had to just go off tuts/instructions off of forums. Just loaded the latest version a few days ago using the CM wiki and it was a piece of cake.

Best advice I can give would be take your time and follow the steps carefully. :D
 

pbrennan42

Well-known member
Dec 17, 2009
216
3
0
www.philipbrennan.net
A piece of tech is out of date as soon as it is released in real terms, simply because they have already got the next thing on the go which is gonna be better and faster.

You should only worry if something is obsolete or not. If you can still get new ROMs for it and software on the Android Market, then it is most certainly NOT obsolete.

Actually, I would love a G1 simply because it is a damn slight easier to mod than a Pulse.

I am so tempted to get that one I saw brand new no contract for ?145...

Phil.
 

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
943,795
Messages
6,920,117
Members
3,159,235
Latest member
TheCheekyDinosaur